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Orthopedics - Supplement to Outpatient Surgery Magazine - August 2016

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6 S U P P L E M E N T T O O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E A U G U S T 2 0 1 6 R ather than fighting tooth and nail for total hip and knee patients, a sur- gery center and a hospital a mile apart from each other in St. Cloud, Minn., are standing shoulder to shoulder. As you'll see, a spirit of close cooperation rather than fierce competition could be the key to successful same- day joint replacement programs. "Market share is important, but it's also important to send a message that we're not against each other, that we're supportive of patients having joint replacement surgery wherever it's appropriate for them to have it done," says Naomi Schneider, MBA, RN, ONC, section director of orthopedics at St. Cloud Hospital. "My mindset is that working together is a win-win. Having a win-lose mentality doesn't give the community what it needs." Rising tide lifts all ships Earlier this year, St. Cloud Hospital began sending hip and knee replacement On Point Daniel Cook | Executive Editor • PLENTY TO GO AROUND Joseph Nessler, MD, believes surgery centers and hospitals can partner to meet a community's joint replacement needs. St. Cloud Hospital Teaming Up Over Total Joints A hospital and an ASC discover collaboration beats competition.

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